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Happy birthday to our favorite ‘Hillbilly’

“Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed …” If you know the rest of the lyrics to that theme song, you might be a redneck … or just a fan of the St. Louis area’s most famous “redneck:” Buddy Ebsen! Ebsen, who’s best-known for playing mountaineer-turned-millionaire Jed Clampett in the iconic Read More…

Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams!

We’re raising the curtain on one of the greatest playwrights in history: St. Louis’s own Tennessee Williams, whose birthday is today! He was born March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Miss. His family later moved to St. Louis, where Williams attended Soldan and University City high schools. After graduation he studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Read More…